Top 10 Best Columbia Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 44 private schools serving 7,586 students in Columbia, SC (there are 81 public schools, serving 48,090 public students). 14% of all K-12 students in Columbia, SC are educated in private schools (compared to the SC state average of 8%).
The best top ranked private schools in Columbia, SC include Hammond School, St. Peters Catholic School and St. John Newmann Catholic School.
The average tuition cost is $10,622, which is higher than the South Carolina private school average tuition cost of $8,182.
68% of private schools in Columbia, SC are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Catholic).

Top Ranked Columbia Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Hammond School
Hammond School Photo
(5)
854 Galway Lane
Columbia, SC 29209
(803) 776-0295
Grades: PK-12
| 1,002 students
Ben Lippen School
Ben Lippen School Photo - Reception and High School Building
(Christian)
(11)
7401 Monticello Road
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 807-4000
Grades: NS-12
| 1,038 students
Cardinal Newman School
Cardinal Newman School Photo
(Catholic)
2945 Alpine Rd
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 782-2814
Grades: 7-12
| 563 students
Daniel's Christian School
(Christian)
(1)
3019 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 873-7132
Grades: K-12
| 35 students
Heathwood Hall Episcopal School
(Episcopal)
3000 S Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 765-2309
Grades: PK-12
| 811 students
Mcgregor Presbyterian
Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
6505 Saint Andrews Rd
Columbia, SC 29212
(803) 781-2539
Grades: NS-PK
| 100 students
Montessori School Of Columbia
Montessori School Of Columbia Photo - Upper Elementary guest reading to Primary level students
Montessori School
411 South Maple Street
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 783-8838
Grades: NS-6
| 139 students
St. John Newmann Catholic School
St. John Newmann Catholic School Photo
(Catholic)
(5)
721 Polo Rd
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 788-1367
Grades: PK-6
| 289 students
St. Joseph School
(Catholic)
3700 Devine Street
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 254-6736
Grades: PK-6
| 261 students
St. Peters Catholic School
St. Peters Catholic School Photo
(Catholic)
1035 Hampton St
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 252-8285
Grades: PK-6
| 93 students
Shandon Presbyterian Child Dev Center
Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
607 Woodrow St
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 799-8533
Grades: NS
| 155 students
The Timmerman School
2219 Atascadero Dr
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 782-2748
Grades: PK-8
| 294 students
1955
Montessori School (Pentecostal)
1508 Marchant Ave And 2 Other Address
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 786-9483
Grades: PK-1
| 189 students
Asbury Kindergarten & Preschool
Alternative School (Methodist)
1005 Asbury Dr
Columbia, SC 29209
(803) 776-8121
Grades: PK-K
| 90 students
The Barclay School
Special Education School
4704 Colonial Dr
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 629-6318
Grades: Inquire with school
| 19 students
Bethel Learning Center
(African Methodist Episcopal)
819 Woodrow St
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 779-1816
Grades: PK-1
| 119 students
Center For Learning Inc
(1)
2729 Covenant Rd
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 254-0068
Grades: PK-5
| 183 students
Chesterbrook Academy
Daycare / Preschool
1050 Wildwood Centre Dr
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 699-9988
Grades: PK-K
| 71 students
Clara Mohammed School
(Islamic)
5119 Monticello Road
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 252-9477
Grades: PK-8
| 21 students
Columbia Montessori Children's House
Montessori School
1220 Woodrow St
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 256-4794
Grades: PK-K
| 34 students
Covenant Classical Christian School
Covenant Classical Christian School Photo
(Christian)
6515 North Trenholm Rd
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 709-5100
Grades: K-12
| students
Cutler Jewish Day School
(Jewish)
(1)
5827 Trenholm Rd
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 782-1831
Grades: PK-5
| 190 students
Eastminster Day School
Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
3200 Trenholm Rd
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 771-1512
Grades: PK-K
| 241 students
Full Gospel Christian Academy
Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
10014b Two Notch Rd
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 788-9814
Grades: PK-K
| 123 students
Harmony School
Harmony School Photo
(1)
3737 Covenant Rd
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 787-1899
Grades: PK-5
| 63 students
Hope Academy
Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
(1)
1301 Summit Pkwy
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 699-9934
Grades: K
| 99 students
Hope Christian Academy
Special Education School (Christian)
545 Alexander Cir
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 790-4028
Grades: 4-11
| 7 students
Jubilee Academy
Montessori School (Christian)
3390 Pine Belt Rd
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 787-3009
Grades: PK-3
| 20 students
Kilbourne Park Baptist
Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
4205 Kilbourne Rd
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 787-6881
Grades: PK-K
| 126 students
Kirkland Kiddie Koop & Kind
Daycare / Preschool
154 Bluff Rd
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 254-9075
Grades: PK-K
| 14 students
Lake Murray Montessori School
Montessori School
312 Elders Pond Dr
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 788-7522
Grades: PK-K
| 160 students
Mission Hope Foundation
(Islamic)
2304 Kneece Rd
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 462-9904
Grades: PK-10
| 91 students
Montessori College of Early Learning
Montessori School
1313 Means Ave,
Columbia, SC 29202
(803) 772-3317
Grades: PK-12
| 12 students
Montessori Early Learning Center
Montessori School
1101 Balsam Rd
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 772-2262
Grades: PK
| 147 students
Right Direction Christian Academy
Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
1230 Saint Andrews Rd
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 798-1230
Grades: K
| 13 students
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[+] Show Closed Private Schools in Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Luth Church-holy Spirit School (Closed 2000)
Special Program Emphasis (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
2015 Lorick Avenue
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 786-1577
Grades: PK-1
| 30 students
5501 Broad River Rd
Columbia, SC 29212
(803) 798-5138
Grades: PK-6
| 68 students
1510 S Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 787-6517
Grades: K-12
| 39 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Columbia, SC?
The top ranked private schools in Columbia, SC include Hammond School, St. Peters Catholic School and St. John Newmann Catholic School.
How many private schools are located in Columbia, SC?
44 private schools are located in Columbia, SC.
How much do private schools cost in Columbia, SC?
The average tuition cost is $10,622, which is higher than the South Carolina private school average tuition cost of $8,182.
How diverse are private schools in Columbia, SC?
Columbia, SC private schools are approximately 33% minority students, which is higher than the South Carolina private school average of 18%.
What percentage of students in Columbia, SC go to private school?
14% of all K-12 students in Columbia, SC are educated in private schools (compared to the SC state average of 8%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Columbia, SC?
68% of private schools in Columbia, SC are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Catholic).

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